Gordian Strapping has supplied a horizontal strapping machine to T.H. Clements in Boston, a family-owned vegetable company in Lincolnshire, which has enabled the company to redeploy two people, who had previously been engaged in strapping pallets using hand strapping tools
Founded in the 1940s T.H. Clements has been developed from a 16-acre smallholding into an industry-leading farming and packing operation. In total, T H Clements markets more than 4,000 hectares of fresh produce from dedicated growers in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Cornwall. Long-term relationships with suppliers in Spain also provide quality broccoli and cabbage for year-round continuity of supply.
Gordian Strapping supplied an OMS 06RP Horizontal Strapping Machine with a TR14 HD Strapping Head. The machine was installed in 2002, and the outfeed conveyor was modified in 2013 to ensure that 2 pallets at a time could be taken off.
The Strapper applies 3 straps to pallets of green plastic trays which are supplied to one of the UK’s leading supermarkets, and 4 straps to pallets of T.H. Clements branded boxes, which are supplied to wholesale markets. Edge Protectors are manually applied to the pallets of boxes prior to strapping. The OMS TR14 HD head, which is compatible with a variety of different strap grades, only requires a full service every 200,000 cycles.
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